Sandusky Bridge Sealer
Location: Sandusky, OH
Project Type: Department of Transportation
About this Project
In July 2018, RAM Construction Services began a Gravity Fed Resin project in Sandusky, Ohio. Gravity Fed Resin is a sealer designed to penetrate the cracks on a given structure to prevent water infiltration. Fine grade aggregate is broadcasted directly after application to provide friction for the travelling public; the top layer of the system eventually wears off, leaving only the filled cracks/imperfections.
This project consists of approximately 360,000 square feet of Gravity Fed Resin on 21 bridges throughout the Sandusky area. One factor that makes this project unique is a 60-day restriction, at which time the project must be fully completed. Amidst a very wet season, the 60-day restriction became a mild concern, but we took every opportunity to speed up the schedule and are currently projecting an early completion.
What truly separates this project from the rest is the fact that RAM is performing its own traffic control. During the bidding process, we knew the only way we could be competitive is if we set up our own closures, rather than hiring a subcontractor do this for us. Luckily, we had previously established a relationship with a local traffic controller who was able to give us very good rental pricing and offered to set up a few of the detour routes for us. Performing our own traffic control proved to be very cost-effective and allowed us to gain priceless experience for use on future projects.
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"I just wanted to let you know what a pleasure it was to work with Rey and the guys on the bridge project. Rey was top notch all the way on this project with his communication and execution, which made my job so much easier knowing that things were going to get done right and on schedule. I know the school is very happy with the results as well! Thanks again for everything, and looking forward to more projects together."
- Ryan O, Superintendent
Bauer Design Build
"Working in the construction business you all know that the variable that truly makes or breaks a project is the team of people that is charged with working together to effectuate the plan and complete the mission at hand. Lansing’s $15 million plus “Extreme Makeover” project, completed over the past 4 years, has had the blessings and curses of working through COVID, staffing issues, material logistical challenges, etc. I wanted to take a moment to thank the leaders and the entire RAM team for making my very last project with the city extremely memorable and rewarding. They [the RAM team] were at all times respectful, helpful, collaborative, responsive and willing to go the extra mile to get the job done. I cant think of a better crew that could have made my last official project any better. Thank you for assembling, mentoring and promoting a set of individuals that could not represent your company better."
- Chad G, Parking Manager
Department of Economic Development and Planning
"I am supremely happy with your guys work and ability to meet or beat our schedules. I am also pleased with your ability to ensure documentation was turned in on time thus far. Thanks for making my job easy, and making the stadium look AMAZING!"
- Kyle C, Senior Construction Representative
State of Wisconsin
"First, I would like to give my gratitude and appreciation to RAM’s crews. RAM personnel arrived on site everyday ready to work, no matter the hours worked the day before. RAM showed a commitment to safety and quality that is among the best I have ever been around. Daily, RAM’s crews would have safety briefings and have their plans for the day reviewed. RAM’s ability to plan and communicate with my team was a huge component of the success that our project had...RAM’s crews represented the company in the highest possible capacity. Their performance on this project is the best I have experienced as a prime contractor."
- Joshua C, Project Superintendent
"Since RAM first arrived to the project site in March of 2019, [your team] has been extremely professional and considerate of the needs of the City, including all levels of the staff, the engineers and inspectors. RAM is clearly committed to schedule and quality workmanship, and maintains a crew that demonstrates these expectations as well."
- Emily S, Engineer
City of Ann Arbor
"I am glad that we made the decision to partner with your organization."
- Chris B, Project Manager
"This project was yet another example of RAM performing at a level which exceeds the requirements for a parking structure maintenance project such as this and, in many ways, at a level above most of their competitors. Keep up the high quality work!"
- Andrew S, Project Manager
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